John Belardo, art sculpture and drawing

Important and central to Mr Belardo's working method is the process of empirical drawing.  He has dedicated much of his artistic career to drawing from both life and sculptural master work.  He limits myself to the use of pure line as the drawing modality in order to reinforce the spacial physicality of the subject.  Drawing becomes an exercise of visual intelligence and disciplined critical thinking.

Drawing Magazine Article
Drawing Magazine Article

Summer 2016

Day
Day

John Belardo, 2015 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Day
Day

John Belardo, 2012 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Dusk
Dusk

John Belardo, 2015 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Dusk
Dusk

John Belardo, 2012 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Dawn
Dawn

John Belardo, 2015 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Dawn
Dawn

John Belardo, 2012 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Night
Night

John Belardo, 2015 Drawing from the Medici Chapel after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

David
David

John Belardo after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 2012, 12x8"

Bearded Slave
Bearded Slave

John Belardo, 2015 Study from Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Bearded Slave
Bearded Slave

John Belardo, 2015 Study from Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus
Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus

John Belardo, 2015 Study from Giambologna Loggia dei Lanzi Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus
Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus

John Belardo, 2015 Study from Giambologna Loggia dei Lanzi Graphite on paper, 12x8"

Pieta, Medici Chapel
Pieta, Medici Chapel

John Belardo after Michelangelo Graphite on paper, 2013, 12x8"

Drawing from Life
Drawing from Life

John Belardo Graphite on paper, 2013, 12x8"

Drawing from Life
Drawing from Life

John Belardo Graphite on paper, 2013, 12x8"